ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE ON MENOPAUSAL TRANSITION AMONG WOMEN IN THE AGE GROUP OF 40 - 60 YEARS RESIDING IN SELECTED SETTINGS IN CHENNAI.
Author(s):
Blessy Little Christy. P
Keywords:
Menopausal transition, Women
Abstract
Background: Woman’s lifecycle is a complex system. Menopausal transition is the period from reproductive (childbearing) years to non-reproductive stage (menopause). In this regard, woman experience significant climacteric syndrome which affects their normal lifestyle. Despite the menopausal problems, it is still a challenging task to put in prophylactic measures and the counseling services on menopausal health among woman’s group. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge on menopausal transition among women in the age group of 40-60 years residing in selected settings in Chennai. 2. To associate the knowledge on menopausal transition among women in the age group of 40-60 years with demographic variables. Materials and Methods: It is an evaluative research approach with descriptive research design. It was conducted among 30 women at selected settings using non - probability convenient sampling. Result: Out of 30 samples, majority 89% of them had inadequate knowledge, 11% of the samples had moderate knowledge. Conclusion: Woman’s acceptance and adherence is a challenging one in their lifetimes that each and every individual should take appropriate measures to maintain healthy lifestyle modification in order to pass through smooth transition to get possible beneficial health outcomes in the postmenopausal years.
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Unique Paper ID: 152956

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5

Page(s): 458 - 460
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